Back with a vengeance...

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Woken up this morning(New Years day) with a 'sense of dread'. I'm not particularly looking forward to 2017 as I fear what's waiting for me and my family...

I've had right-side lower abdominal pain(not severe and isn't constant) for about 10 days now. At first I thought appendicitis but now I'm not so sure... convinced now that it's cancer(probably ovarian) and I'm going to die just like my dad did last year... and my children will have to watch this happen.

I keep feeling dizzy too.

In the summer I was having really bad anxiety and convinced myself that there was something horribly wrong with me(heart palps, chest tightness...)

This abdo pain has me in a spin again!!

Fed up of this relentless rollercoaster now

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    I should add, I had an ECG which was clear, an abdo ultrasound which was ok, and a ca125 blood test which was ok too...these were all months ago so I'm pretty sure things will have changed!

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      You said it yourself that you had all those tests and they were clear,so that tells us that it's all due to anxiety. I know it's hard to accept and it's easier said than done but you have to try! You said you have kids,take strength from your kids,play games with your kids so you won't be thinking about it! Try, baby steps but try! Best of luck!

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    Try not to worry. Ovarian cancer does not present like that but please see your GP to allay your anxieites.

    ?I understand your anxieities and I am sorry to jhear about the loss of your father.

    ?Bereavement can make us feel very vulnerable as we  know from personal experience. Having lost two family members within two weeks of each other 18 month ago.

    Please see your GP o discuss your signs and symptoms and feelings.

    The sense of dread is a 'normal' reaction following a bereavenment or so my GP says. It is horrible to dread each day but hopefully will lessen as time goes on. It has been a particularly sad year with the celebrity passings and I think this has heightened anxiety in us all even in those people who donot normally suffer this despicable anxiety disorder.

     

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    Hi Scaredy Cake.

    This sounds so familiar.. It is i believe health Anxiety.

    I had this back in septemeber when i had digestive problems instead of seeing GP straight away, i googled it.. and of course got the worse case scenarios. Cut a long story short i developed health anx id say it was horrendous till End of Oct, Then with coping skills etc , i finally got free of it.. vowing to never let it get me again.

    Unfortunatley after having my Gall Bladder removed on 7/12/16 all the after pain and healing process gave me damned health anxiety again. And currently struggling to get it under control..

    But i am doing breathing exercises, fresh air short walks, various guided meditations off the net.. and slowly but surely it seems to be lifting.

    As you really need to ditch the worries of the health as it can take over. Says me who did just that.

    Keep telling yourself this is anxiety.... i am fit and i am well. Even when you get dizzy like i do when anx... Tell yourself it is anxiety .. 

    Good luck and i hope this helps x

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    Sorry forgot to add, please see your GP if the pains dont subside...
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    I hate going to ny GP now... feel like they roll their eyes every time I show up there. Because they know I suffer health anxiety, I feel like they dismiss any symptoms I have as just being down to that. Maybe it is all in my head. But it might not be...?

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      I would just go to the GP. They are there to help you. Whether it be anxiety or a physical condition the dr should be impartial and give you the same amount of care etc as he/she would to the other patients.
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